ERIC Number: ED489463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Early Reading Assessment. A Practitioner's Handbook
This indispensable resource offers a cutting-edge framework and practical tools for screening and assessing K-2 students at risk for reading problems. Provided are critical reviews of 42 specific measures, selected for optimal technical quality and presented in a clear, standardized format. Encapsulated are the scientific basis for each instrument; the components of reading acquisition measured; administration, scoring, and interpretation procedures; the instrument's psychometric soundness and usability; linkages to intervention; source; and cost. Detailed case examples drawn from the author's practice help the reader better understand the type of information generated by each measure and demonstrate how results can be written up in a variety of effective report formats. The book is divided into 2 parts. Part I, Advances in Early Reading Assessment, presents the following chapters: (1) Critical Issues in Early Reading Assessment; (2) Evaluating the Technical Adequacy and Usability of Early Reading Measures; and (3) A Component-Based Approach to Early Reading Assessment. Part II, Early Reading Measures, contains the following chapters: (4) Early Reading Assessment Batteries; and (5) Measures of Reading Components. Appended are: (1) Selected Test Publishers and Sources; and (2) Internet Resources for Early Reading Assessment.
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Early Reading, Reading Difficulties, Psychometrics, Internet, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Primary Education, Test Validity, Measurement Techniques
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Kindergarten
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